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Hello there ,<br><br>
i decided to stop consuming meat and eggs for about a year now but i don't feel i am a vegetarian because my diet looks pretty awful to me .<br><br>
I would like suggestions on how to improve my daily eating habits .<br><br>
Breakfast : Sugar free Tea/Coffee + a bowl of full fat milk and Wheetabix<br><br>
Lunch : Cheese sandwich ( whole grain seeded bread ) , ( i occasionally use packed vegetables )<br><br>
Dinner : Same as lunch or baked beans ( Heinz )<br><br><br><br>
The worst thing is that i DON'T have time to cook except for the weekend ( i am a university student ) .<br><br>
Your help is much appreciated because i feel really unhealthy for quite some time now and i don't want to go back to my old meat eating habits.<br><br>
Have a nice day !
 

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Well, for starters adding fruit and more vegetables would be a good idea. I don't cook very much but I'll give you and idea of what I like too eat. Breakfast is usually a green smoothie (lots of fruit with spinach) or maybe oatmeal with raisins. Lunch or dinner ideas are easy to make sandwiches (veggie slices or chickpeas), tacos, pasta, salad, stir fry, soup, baked potatoes, chili. Snacks are usually fruit or nuts. I only drink water.<br><br>
Good Luck!
 

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Wow - there are no fruits or veggies in your diet! An easy way to remedy this is having fruit for breakfast. You can even just put some blueberries on your cereal for a little improvement. Then you can slice up a bunch of veggies on the weekends and have veggie/hummus sandwiches during the week - an improvement over cheese sandwich, for sure. You can also cook lots of baked/casserole type things over the weekend then reheat it throughout the week for lunch and dinner. Things like tomato sauce (then you could just boil the pasta and re-heat some sauce and you're set). Or soups, which are very easy to freeze and re-heat.
 

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Thank you for your answers . I changed my breakfast to bananas and muesli which is much better !<br><br>
do you recommend buying canned soups or not ?
 

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Canned soups can be great if you're low on time, which most university students are! Heck, I'm not low on time and I still use them. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"> You'll need to check the ingredients for things like chicken or beef broth, though. They can also be quite high in sodium sometimes. But there are plenty of canned vegetarian and/or lower sodium soups available.<br><br>
Also, if you had time on a weekend and wanted to make soup, canned veggies is a good option, too - toss them in a pot with some water or vegetable stock, maybe some beans (canned are more expensive but MUCH faster), maybe some noodles, bam, soup!
 

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I prefer the taste of homemade soups but don't always have the time. So, yeah, canned soups are great if you want something quick! As Clarita says, though, check the ingredients! And I always buy low sodium; you can add more salt if it needs it, but once it's in there you can't take it out. And I ALWAYS have some low-sodium veg broth (in cartons, not cans) in stock at my house - they come in handy all the time. For adding to soups, rehydrating mushrooms, making sauces...the possibilities are endless.
 

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I am just a bit worried because of what i read on the internet, that there is a substance present in tin cans ,BPA , which is very dangerous .<br><br>
Carton soups sound a lot better but i haven't seen any here in the U.K <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">
 
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